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Quick Stop and Get the Historic Brochure

After touring Pigeon Island, we learned the significance of the monument. It’s a tragedy that so... read more

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Aurora, Canada
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Worth the 10 or 15 Minutes

This monument is to the lives lost lost in the 1935 Labor Day hurricane. Located right off the main... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
Key West, Florida
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monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.
Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After touring Pigeon Island, we learned the significance of the monument. It’s a tragedy that so many innocent lives were lost in the hurricane. The monument is beside the highway with plenty of free parking. We stopped to pay our respects and give thanks to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the East side at mile marker 81.5 is this lovely white memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives in the 1935 hurricane. This was the first category 5 storm to ever hit the US and it took the lives of over 400...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

This monument is to the lives lost lost in the 1935 Labor Day hurricane. Located right off the main highway on Islamorada, it's hard to miss but easy to drive past. The 1935 hurricane was one of the most powerful and destructive to ever hit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Right off the main highway. Free and easy to access. Read about a piece of history and view the monument dedicated to those who lost their lives in the hurricane.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank coconutpalmtree
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Stop and pay tribute to the 600 people who lost their lives in this devastating 1935 hurricane. Info on the storm is on placards behind the monument.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mwooduk
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Worth the effort to find this hurricane memorial on the ocean side of the road (approx. mile marker 81). The use of the local Keys stone is fantastic. Read the story of the tragedy and who is buried under the memorial. Parking is on the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

The hurricane monument is worth a quick stop. It is a great memorial to a powerful storm. It sits immediately off the highway, is free and is easy to access.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank MAP218218
Reviewed February 18, 2018

This is a beautiful monument dedicated to the countless men and women that lost their lives in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. Still the strongest storm to ever strike the United States. It doesn't take long to see it all ,but it really puts...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank mlee89
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

This hurricane monument is a reminder of how dangerous the weather can be. The recent storm caused so much damage and everyone needs to heed the warnings to move to safer ground in the event of storm settings.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank LollysLook
Reviewed February 14, 2018

On left side of the number 1 highway going west, so you get to cross busy traffic both ways. A short visit and interesting monument.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Fishers, Indiana
What should weather / hurricane geeks see in the The Keys? (7 Replies)
My 16 year-old son and I are somewhat of weather geeks. We will be flying to Fort Lauderdale and driving to Key West for a couple of days in late March. If there are any historical places related to past hurricanes, etc we would be interested in seeing them. We plan to stop at the Hurricane Monument and visit the Hurricane Grotto at St. Mary Star of the Sea in Key West. Are there any museums in the Keys that might have some hurricane displays? I know we will be driving through the...More
February 27, 2012|
Response frombluewater|
Not much left to see regarding Andrew. I hope one of the books you have is "Last Train to Paradise" . You pretty much have what there is to see on your list. A few trees in our yard that never recovered from the Wilma flood, too much salt water - but that's not very exciting.
San Luis Obispo,CA
"Library" beach at mm81.5 (0 Replies)
Right behind the Islamorada Library (81.5) across from the Hurricane Monument there is a tiny park cute as can be. It has showers, restrooms, and a tiny beach bordering on a "creek" about 30 feet across that flows well and is very clean. I would recommend it as the parking is free and the park is nearly empty.
January 19, 2009|